"It is an important game for us as a team, we know it's going to be hard, but we are prepared to beat Nigeria". We have nothing to be afraid of. We also need your support.
We're confident because we know we can beat Nigeria as Nigeria can beat us.
Dalung told newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja that the team was well prepared for the world cup qualifier against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon coming up on Friday in Uyo.
The other continental giants who appear particularly vulnerable are Ghana, who also took just one point from their opening two matches and are already five points behind Group E leaders Egypt. If we succeed in Nigeria, there's no reason not to succeed here.
The motivation for Cameroon, which then hosts Nigeria on Monday, is that they don't want to be the champion of Africa but sitting out the World Cup. We have to give everything that we have when we are going to play against them.
Latest addition to the Super Eagles Ola Aina has spoken about representing Nigeria after spells with the English age grade teams.
But that was technically a draw? "The most important thing for us as a team is to win and nothing more". We came home with the cup.
"As I say, it will be tough but I'm very much looking forward to both matches and hopefully playing in the Super Eagles' colours". We want to keep our mind and eyes on the match in Uyo. They're a physical side and will no doubt be in good spirits after winning the African Cup of Nations in February. Those are the two reasons we're confident. The Algerians, who had the top-ranked team in Africa at the last World Cup, are struggling at the bottom. You have special belief in your players? We have to play together as a team.
And you think you can get the six points?